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Only 800 H2 SXs Will Be Produced in 2018

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:42 pm
by H2SXadmin

Re: Only 800 H2 SXs Will Be Produced in 2018

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:52 pm
by cOoTeR
Could the with both models mean 800 of each are being made? It says 800 with both models.

Re: Only 800 H2 SXs Will Be Produced in 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:40 am
by Ninja H2SX
The translation says 800 bikes covering both models. If that's true better get the bike you already have your name on at your local dealer and don't wait for better weather !!

Re: Only 800 H2 SXs Will Be Produced in 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:42 am
by cOoTeR
"Annual planned sales – 800 models with both models". Stuff gets messed up in translation all the time. I think it's possible it means with both models as in 800 SX and 800 SEs are what they are expecting to sell. Like they are expecting to sell 800 of both models.

800 bikes at $22,000 equals $17,600,000. for a high estimate. Then when you factor in the cost of designing, developing, testing, manufacturing, re-tooling the assembly line for a new model, shipping etc. That doesn't seem like a decent return on the investment. But I'm not an economics or business expert it might pay off in the long run.
I wonder how many comparable bikes Kawasaki sold last year, c14, zx14, versys, ninja 1000, h2?

There's over 1,100 Kawasaki dealers listed on motorcycle dot com for just the United States. Even if it was 800 bikes per market that's less than 1 per dealer.

Re: Only 800 H2 SXs Will Be Produced in 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:46 am
by kman0066
Any thoughts on the March 1st? Available at dealers March 1st, shipping from Japan March 1st, or just an official launch event date with bikes coming whenever.

Re: Only 800 H2 SXs Will Be Produced in 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:27 am
by cOoTeR
The translated website says it will "launch" March first. But they already launched it so I'm pretty sure its something getting lost in translation. I'm guessing that's when it will be available in the dealerships that are getting them.

Re: Only 800 H2 SXs Will Be Produced in 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:32 pm
by Kubasaki
Never go by Kawasaki ship date that's when they expect them I wouldn't be surprised if they show up from now till end of feb. as we all saw their already starting to come in

Re: Only 800 H2 SXs Will Be Produced in 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:27 pm
by cOoTeR
Kubasaki wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:32 pm
Never go by Kawasaki ship date that's when they expect them I wouldn't be surprised if they show up from now till end of feb. as we all saw their already starting to come in
Where are they coming in?

Re: Only 800 H2 SXs Will Be Produced in 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:57 pm
by UFO
cOoTeR wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:52 pm
Could the with both models mean 800 of each are being made? It says 800 with both models.
Even 1600 worldwide is not may bikes.

Re: Only 800 H2 SXs Will Be Produced in 2018

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:27 pm
by Kubasaki
cOoTeR- Portugal had a shipment come in, and I'm hearing U.K. Getting there's this week, and my dealer Getting 2018 models already from Kawasaki. 900rs 400 and new 2018 zx10r all came in last week.